Human IFN-kappa Antibody Summary
Accession # Q90W0
Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.
IFN-kappa in Human Skin. IFN‑ kappa was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human skin using Mouse Anti-Human IFN‑ kappa Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB102471) at 5 µg/mL for 1 hour at room temperature followed by incubation with the Anti-Mouse IgG VisUCyte™ HRP Polymer Antibody (Catalog # VC001). Before incubation with the primary antibody, tissue was subjected to heat-induced epitope retrieval using Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Basic (Catalog # CTS013). Tissue was stained using DAB (brown) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to cytoplasm in keratinocytes. View our protocol for IHC Staining with VisUCyte HRP Polymer Detection Reagents.
Preparation and Storage
- 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
- 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
- 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Interferon kappa, also known as IFN-kappa, is a 207 aminoacids protein that in humans is encoded by the IFNK gene. IFN-kappa is a member of the type I interferon family which also includes IFN-alpha, -beta, -epsilon, and -omega. Type I interferons are a group of related glycoproteins that play an important role in host defenses against viral infections. Human IFN-kappa has been detected in keratinocytes, monocytes, and monocyte-derived dendritic cells and is reported to have contact-dependent antiviral activity. Human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 oncogene expression, which is necessary for the development of cervical cancer, has been shown to down-regulate human IFN-kappa expression.
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